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Rider’s Guide: Mountain Creek Bike Park, New Jersey

Rider’s Guide: Mountain Creek Bike Park, New Jersey

by Kristen Lummis

In 2014, readers of Decline Magazine voted Mountain Creek Bike Park one of the best parks in the US. That same year, MTBParks.com named Mountain Creek the “Most Improved Bike Park.” With the closest lift-served biking to New York City,… Read More →

PHOTO CREDIT: David McColm / Whistler Blackcomb

Vail Resorts, Whistler Blackcomb & the Mountain Collective Make Summer Ski News

by Eric Wagnon

The dog days of August are usually pretty slow for ski news. The past week was a big exception. On Monday, Vail Resorts announced that the company was buying Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia for around $1 billion in U.S…. Read More →

PHOTO CREDIT: Chris Wellhausen

Rider’s Guide: Trestle Bike Park in Winter Park, Colorado

by Kristen Lummis

Trestle Bike Park was one of the first downhill parks in the U.S. It’s also the closest DH bike park to Denver, just 67 miles away. The Park’s original trails were designed and built by Gravity Logic. Since 2007, all… Read More →

PHOTO CREDIT: Copper Creek Golf Course/Copper Mountain

The World’s Highest Golf Courses

by Patrick Thorne

Playing golf at high altitude may not be something you’ve ever considered, but as with all sports, altitude training can be good for your game. You’ll probably also get a buzz out of the fact that the higher you go,… Read More →

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10 Iconic Family-Friendly Hiking Trails in the West

by Alyssa Erickson

There is an attitude prevalent amongst singles and couples alike, that once you have kids your adventurous lifestyle is over. For good. I once believed this to be true as well. But after standing on the family side of the… Read More →

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Rider’s Guide: Steamboat Bike Park

by Kristen Lummis

In summer, Ski Town, USA turns into Bike Town, USA. Whether your preferred ride is a cruise along the Yampa River, cross-country mountain biking on Mt. Werner and Howelsen Hill or letting gravity guide you over 2,000 feet of downhill… Read More →

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Build Your Own Custom Skis With Parlor Skis

by Eric Wagnon

Most skiers do not think much about the guts of their skis. They may demo skis with certain desired characteristics in mind, but their hands-on experience goes literally skin-deep. To provide a deeper understanding, Parlor Skis started classes at the… Read More →

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These Were The 5 Biggest Ski News Stories Of 2015-16

by Eric Wagnon

1. Tahoe got an epic season. After four seasons of dismal snowfall, the Lake Tahoe area finally emerged in the 2016-17 season from its discouraging drought. It’s debatable whether or not El Nino, the climate cycle that received so much… Read More →

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4 Types of Campers You Want On Your Camping Trip

by Katie Coakley

Oh, summer. Days of outdoor adventures and hijinks, culminating in the ultimate warm weather experience: camping. What other excuse do you have to hang out with friends, not shower for days and experiment with pyromania? While there are many different ways… Read More →

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Summer Skiing: Get Your Snow Fix During North America’s Off-Season

by Patrick Thorne

For those that crave the snow even when Winter is over – Fear not! Somewhere in the world, at almost any time of the day, a snowy slope is open for your skiing or boarding pleasure. Today, there are more… Read More →